iXBlue at OI China 2013

iXBlue, headquartered in France, will have a strong presence at the Oceanology International 2013 exhibition to be held at Intex Shanghai Exhibition Center, China, from 3 to 5 September 2013. Visitors to the iXBlue stand (#B25) will quickly appreciate the value of its expertise in products and integrated solutions. The company is to present a variety of products Sub-bottom profilers: ECHOES, energy efficient and compact enabling high resolution surveys in various operating conditions (lake, shallow and deep waters), will be shown with DELPH data acquisition and geophysical interpretation software. Acoustic positioning systems: GAPS, portable and robust USBL global acoustic positioning... (read more)
2013-07-17 03:18:59

iXBlue Announces GAPS USBL Including Wireless Data Communication

Gaps USBL now features a wireless data communication link for subsea vehicles and remote monitoring applications. Gaps is able to simultaneously perform tracking and data communication without compromising on Gaps’ performance levels. Using its own iXblue wide-band telemetry modulation, which is robust even in adverse conditions, Gaps and beacons have a half-duplex acoustic communication link capable of up to 160 bits per recurrence. The acoustic communication link is open for any user application. Users can implement the acoustic link for their own subsea communication needs. A decade ago Gaps USBL integrated an INS (Inertial Navigation System), Phins, into an acoustic... (read more)
2017-04-05 02:27:36

Sonardyne Navigation for Thai AUV Programme

Marine robotics technology supplied by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd, of Singapore has been selected to help navigate an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) being developed by a joint research programme between PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand. The order for a SPRINT inertial navigation system (INS) and Syrinx doppler velocity log (DVL) was placed by the PTTEP-KU and will be integrated on a 4,000m-rated, long-endurance AUV being built for applications including pipeline maintenance and oil-spill detection. With a track record spanning 10 years, Sonardyne’s SPRINT technology makes use of aiding from data sources... (read more)
2017-05-16 01:35:27

DP Inertial Navigation System for Drillship

A first order for a Dynamic Positioning Inertial Navigation System (DP-INS) on a drillship has been received by Sonardyne International. Vantage Drilling's new 12,000 feet-rated drillship, Dragonquest, is set to become the first deep water drilling unit in the world to be equipped with the new system when it begins operations in the Gulf of Mexico for Petrobras later this year.     Sonardyne DP-INS aids vessel positioning through the integration of acoustic and inertial technologies and has been developed to meet regulatory requirements which state that deep water drilling units must be equipped with three independent position reference inputs... (read more)
2012-02-02 09:55:58

Fusion 2 – An Evolution in Offshore Survey Operations

Complex set-up operations, multiple topside systems and interfaces, and arduous workflows; these are all now in the past. Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 survey software combines intuitive workflows with faster, more flexible INS, LBL and Sparse LBL aided INS operations - all from a single system. Since surveyors and subsea construction operatives took their first steps into the US Gulf of Mexico, followed by the harsh waters of the North Sea and beyond, the industry has been on a learning curve. From taut wire through to today’s digital signalling architectures, systems and methodologies, the industry has evolved. Developments in signalling technology have... (read more)
2019-04-05 12:59:12

Advanced Navigation Launches GNSS Compass Antenna

Advanced Navigation has recently announced the release of its GNSS Compass product. The GNSS Compass is an all-in-one dual antenna GNSS/INS that provides accurate heading, position and velocity. All of this is done at a low price point whilst providing precise figures, making it an accessible choice for many applications. GNSS Compass is capable of providing accurate heading even during GNSS outages (for up to 20 minutes). This is possible as a result of the INS integration embedded into the product. Additionally, it is not subject to magnetic interference further widening its applications. It is a plug and play unit... (read more)
2017-09-08 11:42:14

Scripps Chooses Hydrins

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, based in San Diego, California, USA, has chosen IXSEA technology for a key aspect of its marine survey activities. The Institute has fitted a Hydrins inertial navigation system (INS) to its research vessel Roger Revelle to provide information about the motion and position of the vessel when gathering multibeam sonar data. Rick Morton, IXSEA's North American Sales Manager-Geosciences, said:"This is repeat business with one of the world's best-known oceanographic organisations. The new Hydrins is a replacement for an earlier unit and incorporates several subtle performance enhancements, the result of a continuing equipment development program at... (read more)
2010-06-08 02:35:36

C-Innovation ROVs on Track

C-Innovation, UK, has placed a major order for SPRINT inertial navigation systems (INS) from Sonardyne International Ltd. Working closely with C-Innovation to understand the requirements when using Schilling’s UHD ROVs in  operations, SPRINT has been fully integrated into these ROVs, including the use of specialised Seanet connectors. This resulted in a tested, standardised configuration that supports a dedicated AHRS or INS output direct to the ROV with an automatic mode switch. A configuration that allows the system to be used as both a high-performance AHRS for typical ROV guidance or as an INS that provides automatic station keeping capability for... (read more)
2015-10-21 01:42:41

EIVA Awarded Development Contract

EIVA has been awarded a contract by PanGeo Subsea for development of display software for its Sub-Bottom Imager (SBI) 3D imaging tool. This tool is used for site assessment prior to pipeline laying to identify geo-hazards and debris lying in, or near, the pipeline route. It will be employed to determine the as-laid burial position of the pipeline and to conduct routine depth of burial and out-of-straightness re-surveys. The SBI has applications for imaging buried high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables to provide cable position and depth of burial. EIVA will develop dedicated displays for SBI data involving, among others, capabilities... (read more)
2010-05-25 12:38:18

Inertial Navigation for Offshore Survey

UK-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has chosen to invest in two SPRINT subsea inertial navigation systems (INS) from Sonardyne International Ltd to support ROV operations carried out by its new offshore survey business division. Bibby Offshore will be installing SPRINT INS on its deep-rated Quasar ROV where it will assist in a variety of inspection, repair and maintenance surveys. SPRINT is an acoustically aided inertial navigation system for subsea vehicles developed by Sonardyne to extend the operational limits and efficiency of USBL and LBL positioning systems. It makes optimal use of acoustic aiding data and other sensors such as... (read more)
2013-11-06 09:42:02
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